Because I am teaching TWO, that's why! LOL I am really excited to be teaching over at My Creative Classroom–they have free tutorials and courses so check those out to see what the experience is like.

One of the other instructors over at My Creative Classroom shared this tidbit from the US Department of Education:

A U.S. Department of Education* study has shed light on the effectiveness of getting an online education. The study stated that students who took all or part of their instruction online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through face-to-face instruction. *The Evidence on Online Education-June 29, 2009 – InsideHigherEd

Besides the benefit above, online classes also allow you to:

  • work at your own pace
  • they fit easily into a busy schedule because you can do them anytime, even at 1am, and
  • they allow you to use your own supplies at home (using our stash is always good, right?)

There are great reasons for taking in person classes too:

  • the time “away from it all”
  • fellowship with other scrappers
  • you don't have to think as hard because the instructor is there to help you and catch your mistakes
  • you get to try product and tools you may not have yet

On Mondays each week I share my in person classes but today I wanted to share a little about my online classes and how what they offer compares to my in-person classes:

  • My online classes are similar to my in-person classes: Bind It All Masterz is the online version of Bind It All Boot Camp and “10 Weeks+ 10 Techniques = 20 Pages” is the online version of Twenty Pages In A Day. Some of the projects are the same but others are different.
  • I can spend alot more time and go into a lot more detail in an online class.
  • I can do techniques that just aren't practical in a store setting with 20 students for 3 hours, like machine sewing.
  • You can chat with me anytime–not just for the 3 hours we are at the store.
  • You can use your stash and custmoize the project to you instead of being limited to what I bring to a class.

Still not sure you wanna try the “online thing”? Here are some photos of the projects we'll be making in the classes I have this fall…you won't get these in my in-person classes!

Happy Creating!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. Jennifer, Thanks so much for the email about My Creative Classroom. I’ve wanted to take both of the classes you’re offering online but with my work schedule I have not been able to! Now I can. I bought my BIA and I’m ready to go!!!!

    Posted on September 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm